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We tried the new Butterfinger next to the candy's old recipe — and the winner is clear

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    Butterfinger
    has a new recipe rolling out in 2019. 
  
  The new recipe uses a different type of peanut and more
  cocoa, and certain ingredients will be cut. 
  
  We compared the new and old Butterfinger bars and found the
  revamped candy far exceeds its predecessor. 
  

  There's a new Butterfinger in town. 

  On Thursday, Butterfinger announced a radical revamp for the
  95-year-old brand. Starting in 2019, the candy will have a new
  recipe and wrapper; the bars will use a different type of peanut
  and more cocoa, and certain ingredients will be cut. 

  "The priority is really bringing Butterfinger back into the
  spotlight as a modern-day icon, because it hadn't gotten the
  attention it warrants in recent years," Kristen Mandel, who
  oversees the brand's marketing, told Business Insider. "We're
  excited to have all the resources and investment to put behind
  it." 

  Business Insider had the chance to get our hands on the new
  Butterfinger bar early. We decided to try Butterfinger 2.0
  alongside the candy as it is currently sold. 

   Here's how the old and the new compare:

  • Butterfinger has a new recipe rolling out in 2019.
  • The new recipe uses a different type of peanut and more cocoa, and certain ingredients will be cut.
  • We compared the new and old Butterfinger bars and found the revamped candy far exceeds its predecessor.

There's a new Butterfinger in town.

On Thursday, Butterfinger announced a radical revamp for the 95-year-old brand. Starting in 2019, the candy will have a new recipe and wrapper; the bars will use a different type of peanut and more cocoa, and certain ingredients will be cut.

"The priority is really bringing Butterfinger back into the spotlight as a modern-day icon, because it hadn't gotten the attention it warrants in recent years," Kristen Mandel, who oversees the brand's marketing, told Business Insider. "We're excited to have all the resources and investment to put behind it."

Business Insider had the chance to get our hands on the new Butterfinger bar early. We decided to try Butterfinger 2.0 alongside the candy as it is currently sold.

Click through the slideshow above to see how the old bar and the new bar compare. 

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